With Christmas behind us for another year, most of us are planning what to do for New Years Eve. But while many are preparing for parties and fireworks, some of us are putting our feet up and enjoying the in-between.
You’ve probably heard the term being thrown around in the lead up to the festivities, and like us, you probably thought it had something to do with a chocolate bar when you first did. However, Twixmas is actually the word used to label those all important relaxation days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
So, once Christmas Day has been and gone, you’ve polished off all the leftovers in the fridge on Boxing Day morning and watched every festive film there is, what does one do with themselves? Well, you indulge in Twixmas, of course.
Marked from the 27th til 30th December, Twixmas is the period where it is officially acceptable to stay in your PJs for three days straight if you wish and do nothing but binge watch everything on your Netflix list. It’s a time where you can recharge, see friends and maybe even get a few final Christmas presents. But all in all, it’s a time where not much is going on and for once, everyone seems to be OK with it.
So why exactly is it called ‘Twixmas’? For those who don’t know, the word itself actually comes from the old English phrase ‘betwixt’ which means between. So you see, it’s a lot more fitting than it may sound at first.
As well as quality time with friends and family, Twixmas is also the time to make the most out of the end of year retail sales. So if you’ve yet to buy the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit, make the most of those last few days of the month.